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Study area 2013 wetland system extents

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2013 wetland system extent by study area metadata
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Study area Total area
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 1,359,762 4,281 23,518 165 2,883 510 45,861 627 15,605 93,450
Cairns Urban 62,327 500 4,573 165 4 494 5 495 6,237
Great Sandy Strait 1,218,935 3,551 15,353 2,849 393 33,144 347 14,750 70,386
Pumicestone Passage 78,501 230 3,591 < 1 34 113 12,223 275 360 16,826

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of study areas.


Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Study area 2013 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation